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Why Is There No First Sunday in Ordinary Time?
Ordinary Time begins on the Monday after the first Sunday after January 6 (the Feast of the Epiphany). In most years, that Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In countries such as the United States, however, where the celebration of Epiphany is transferred to Sunday, if that Sunday is January 7 or 8, Epiphany is celebrated instead. As feasts of our Lord, both the Baptism of the Lord and Epiphany would displace a Sunday in Ordinary Time. Thus, the first Sunday in the period of Ordinary Time is the Sunday that falls after the first week of Ordinary Time, which makes it the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.
This Sunday we begin the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. Our New Year’s resolutions have already gone the route of ordinariness. Yet St. Francis de Sales tells us that we are called to live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. .....
After striving to be holy for awhile, we generally recognize that we are still subject to many imperfections. It is easy then to become dissatisfied, disturbed and discouraged. Yet we must not let our heart give in to the temptation of giving up everything and going back to our old way of life. ......We must not be disturbed by our imperfections. Unless we see them, how can we transform them? We are always victorious if we continue to struggle to overcome them. We are never conquered unless we lose courage. .....Imperfections and venial sin cannot deprive us of spiritual life.
(Francis de Sales, Introduction to a Devout Life).
NEXT BIBLE STUDY is THE PASSION & RESURRECTION NARRATIVES OF JESUS.
This study compares the gospel narratives of Mark, Matthew Luke & John of the passion and resurrection. The seven-week study begins Jan 26 at 10:30am & Jan 27 at 6:30pm.
Morning Sessions Evening Sessions
Tuesdays 10:30-12:30am Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Starts: January 26 Starts: January 27
Come and join us; no previous experience necessary.
Cost per student $25.00. (Scholarships available).
For more information, please contact Paul Miller or the parish office.
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Today is the feast of Our Lord’s baptism by John the Baptizer. This was not a sacrament; sacraments had not yet been instituted. This marks both the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry and his identification with us, Jesus would later choose baptism to be the initiation and lifetime lifestyle of the reformation of the Jewish faith.
Baptism is not simply a ceremony - it is a lifestyle. Baptism has an impact on our daily vocabulary, our attitude toward life, and our conduct.
For our pledge to take root, we need other believers to help us by their example on how to live out this pledge. Faith is more caught than taught.
Today is the last day of Christmastime in the liturgy. Tomorrow begins “ordinary time.” The real Christian life is not lived in the more spectacular Christmas and Easter times, but in the long hauls in between. Ordinary time provides us with the time to be faithful to our pledge, faithful to our sacrament of baptism - our vocation:
Ordinary people living as extraordinary Catholic Christians.
Why do Catholics do that?
Why don’t we baptize people when they are old enough to choose for themselves?
To raise a child religiously neutral requires us to be religiously neutral ourselves. It would mean having our children live among us as non-Christians. Also, it would be an impossible, psychological tension precluded by the very nature of faith and the commitment that faith requires. It would be like not immunizing your child, spiritually. Later, they may repudiate their baptism, but they cannot object later to having been baptized any more than they can object to their parents’ setting up an educational trust fund, if they later decide against further education.
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Interested in becoming Catholic, or know someone who is?
Contact the office (360) 353-9400 to get some of your questions answered and find out about the process and how we can make that happen!